Parvez Ahmed wins 25th Dubai Duty Free Seniors Cup
Emirates Golf Club’s Faldo Course played host to the 25th Dubai Duty Free Seniors Cup on September 2. Ninety-one players competed across four different categories with the overall winner being crowned Dubai Duty Free Seniors Cup Champion.
Despite the hot and humid weather there were some notable scores amongst the prize winners, but the overall winner, scoring an exceptional score of 44 points, was Emirates Golf Club’s Parvez Ahmed. Ahmed carded six net birdies and an additional two net eagles on his way to victory. The day’s best Gross score came from Scott Hutton (EGF) with 32 gross points. Hutton covered his back nine in level par gross to take top spot in the category.
Commenting on the tournament, Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin said, "Congratulations to all the participants and winners of this year's Dubai Duty Free Seniors Cup. Thank you to Emirates Golf Club, with whom we shared a long-standing affiliation, for their support in organizing the event and that a fun day was had by all despite the weather condition.”
In the Ladies Seniors Division, Jung Hee Lee (Al Hamra) claimed the top spot with a score of 39 points. She carded five net birdies across her round, finishing her back six holes in net two under par. The runner-up in the Seniors Division was Dubai Creek Lady Captain Shiba Wahid with 37 points, who managed six net birdies in her round.
The Ladies Super Senior was won by Kiyono Taniuchi (EGC) with 39 points. Taniuchi covered her front nine in two under par before a strong one under par finish ensured the win. Runner up was Sangita Soni (EGC) with 36 points. Soni carded three net birdies and a fantastic net eagle on the 15th.
In the Men’s Seniors Division, Ahosk Ahuja, representing Dubai Duty Free, was the winner with an excellent 42 points total. In what was a very clean scorecard, Ahuja totaled seven net birdies with the only blemish a net bogey on Hole 4. Runner-up was Julias Dias (EGC) with 40 points. Dias also managed a phenomenal seven net birdies.
The Men’s Super Seniors was won by Ashok Kumar (EGC) with 36 points and winning with a better back nine. After a difficult start, Kumar recovered with three net birdies to finish his front nine. A solid level par net back ensured he pipped the runner up with a better back nine. The runner up was Sudhir Vora (EGC) again with 36 points.
The winner of the Men’s Nearest the Pin on hole seventeen was Dean Bell, while Nonita Chand won the Ladies' Nearest the Pin on hole eight. In the Longest Drive, Veneet Mohan won on hole 16 in the Men’s division, while Jung Hee Lee, won on hole five in the Ladies division.